Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Who Made Babies Seers and Infants Holy Prophets?/ Regarding the War in Syria and Power of Music

                                   Who Made Babies Seers and Infants Holy Prophets?
Master, the Tempest is Raging 
Regarding the War in Syria and the Power of Music
I opened to Song of Solomon 6: "Awesome (terrible) as an army with banners."

                “We can’t just do nothing,”   some say regarding Syria .But what can we do?  We have come up against a challenge in which there are no good military options.  If we go to the right, it’s wrong.  If we go to the left, it wrong.  When living in New York, my statement for New York was, “It’s better to stand still going in the right direction that to rush like mad going in the wrong.”  How can we help children by bombing their country and adding to the fighting and confusion? Remember the recent example of Antoinette Tuff, who was led by the Spirit in facing the man with the gun: 

"We do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places. . .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds." Eph. 6:12; II Cor. 10:4”

                Security is in the Secret Place.  God’s 911 #: Psalm 91:1
         I love this statement from, The Gifts of the Spirit, by Harold Horton:
Who made babies seers and infants holy prophets? (Psalm 8)
             It was the beginning of the Arab spring/Apocalypse (Feb.10, 2011). My grandson, Noah, two, was with me at the church Ladies’ Tea, sitting on my lap putting blueberries in his mouth.  The ladies were talking about Egypt—what had just happened.   In the midst of the blueberries, Noah announced, “There was a BIG STORM and Jesus made it stop.”
            The ladies stopped mid-sentence and stared at Noah.  What did this toddler say?  And Noah, unaware that he had just given the answer to everything, kept putting blueberries in his mouth.

            In March at the 10th anniversary of the War in Iraq, I opened my Bible at random and read: “Now Satan stood up against Israel and moved David. . . “As the Iraq War was on my mind, it translated, “Now Satan stood up against the United States and moved our President and political leaders to make war in Iraq.”

Biblically, we’re told over 500 times to “Praise the Lord” and 400 times to “Fear not.”  Many victorious battles are won with music--the right kind of music (Psalm100, Psalm 149; 150; II Chronicles 20; Acts 16:20-24, Nehemiah 6, I Samuel 16:23; II Kings 6:8-23; Judges 6-8; Psalm 46; Luke 213,14) I do not advocate “doing nothing.”  Besides humanitarian aid, these are the weapons of our warfare: praise, prayer, faith.  It's past time to "beat our swords into plowshares. and not learn war anymore."

Stand still, sit at the feet of the Prince of Peace and get instructions as to what to do, and see the salvation of the Lord. “. . the whole earth is quiet; they break forth into singing.”  (Isaiah 14:7)

(Since the writing of the above, I read in the New York Times, September 5: 
                "Rebel Brutality in Syria Posing Dilemma in West. A video showed Syrian rebel fighters standing over captured soldiers while a commander, right recited a verse just before the soldiers were shot dead. . .This scene documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow.")
I wept when I saw that picture of their bare backs bound. Some mother’s son.  I don’t want my children or grandchildren ever to be taught to kill another mother’s son or granddaughter.          

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